Quote of the Day

“Football is a game to be enjoyed, for joy, for happiness, for the pride of being for this or that team…for how long are we going to let these vandals take the shine from football? For how long are the people in charge going to allow that, instead of a great game, a great play, all of this is overshadowed by violence and vandals? Look after those who love the game and please, ban these vandals.We’re going to show the world the most beautiful and joyful World Cup its ever seen. We’re more than vandals. They don’t represent us.”

In the wake of the appalling violence that occurred during Atlético Paranaense’s game with Vasco da Gama on Sunday, Brazil international Dani Alves appeals for an end to the trouble.